I remember being a fresh teacher candidate-turned-college-graduate straight out of undergrad from the College of Education at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. I had no clue where to begin as a teacher, but I had a mission: to inspire and guide my students through the short year I have with them. My plan was … read more of Myles Ayakawa Ethnomath Story
Lily Uta’i and her students at Blanche Pope Elementary share their inspiring story of ethnomathematics in action at a Hawai’i Department of Education school in Waimānalo, O’ahu.
Kaipo Tam discusses incorporating his passion for STEM learning that bridges Indigenous wisdom and 21st century skills.
Jo’el Nathansen, Kea’au High School, discusses her experience growing as a teacher leader through professional and personal development in the Ethnomathematics PD.
Laura Farris, Kaimuki Middle School, discusses “the destiny of what mathematics should be…not only challenging the minds of our students, but culture and history need to be attached to the parts so education has a meaning for every one of our students.”
Beth Kauwe, Waimea Canyon Middle School, discusses her experiences with Ethnomathematics PD, including teacher retention, educational transformations, and balancing life.
Tara Sesepasara-Williams, Shafter Elementary School, highlights how the Ethnomathematics PD shaped her perspectives on assessment and science instruction as a curriculum coordinator and teacher.
When friends find out that I’m a teacher, our conversations become reflections on their favorite teachers, lunch menus, and how they hated math. This struck a chord with me, and I wondered why they hated math? How much impact can a teacher really have on the lives of his/her students? I have been employed at … read more of “I Hated Math!”
Although I am a trained math teacher, the majority of the work I currently do is creating and facilitating professional development sessions in math education for K-12 educators. In this blog post I will share how I integrate ethnomathematics into this work as a way to make mathematics more accessible, engaging, and relevant for students. … read more of Ethnomathematics in Professional Development for K-12 Educators
In July 2019, educators from Kahnawake, Canada; Juneau, Alaska; Tallahassee, Florida; Magnolia, Texas; San Diego and Los Angeles, California; and across the Hawaiian Islands gathered for the start of the 12th cohort of the annual ethnomathematics program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Education. We began our voyage as strangers hailing from as … read more of All Aboard the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage